LA PLATA, Md. (Aug. 11, 2009) - The Charles County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DUMP TRUCK AND WOOD CHIPPER STOLEN: Between Aug. 7 - Aug. 10, unknown suspects stole a 2000, white, GMC dump truck and a Vermeer brand wood chipper from the area of Bumpy Oak Road prior to Marshall Corner Road in Bryans Road. The vehicle and equipment were parked in the area by contractors clearing out trees. Officer M. Bourgeois is investigating.
BURGLARY: On Aug. 10, a Charles County Sheriff's officer was flagged down by a citizen who reported a burglary and assault that occurred two weeks earlier. According to the reporting person, on July 27 at about 11:30 a.m., an unknown suspect entered their house in the 4400 block of Strauss Avenue in Indian Head, grabbed an elderly resident by her hands and demanded money. The suspect fled when another adult - who lives in the house- confronted him. Nothing was reported stolen and the victim was not injured. The suspect is described as a black male in his twenties, 6'0", thin build and bald. Sgt. C. Bean is investigating.
MAN CHARGED WITH TRAFFIC OFFENSES AND DRUG POSSESSION: On Aug. 9 at 5:39 p.m., an officer initiated a traffic stop in the 100 block of Smallwood Village in Waldorf after observing a traffic violation. The driver did not stop and subsequently put the car in reverse as he bailed out. The vehicle hit the officer's car causing minor damage. The driver, Deante Mandell Duckett, 24, of Brandywine, was apprehended a short distance away. A computer check revealed Duckett was driving without a license. Officers also recovered a small amount of marijuana inside the car. Duckett was charged with traffic violations and possession of marijuana. Officer M. Smith made the arrest.
TRAFFIC COLLISION LEADS TO DRUG ARREST: On Aug. 9 at 2 p.m., officers received a call from a citizen who reported a reckless driver on Route 301 in Waldorf. The citizen stayed on the phone keeping responding officers apprised of his location. As officers approached the car near the intersection of Route 5 and Route 301, the driver rear-ended another car which was stopped at a red light. The driver continued to press the accelerator causing a chain reaction collision involving a total of six vehicles that were all waiting for the light. Officers apprehended the driver and found several small baggies of suspected heroin in the car along with a used syringe. The driver, Andrew Joseph Hayden, 22, of Faulkner, was charged with possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. Officer M. Sokoloff made the arrest.
STRONG-ARM ROBBERY: On Aug. 7 at 8:45 p.m., the victim was walking on Davis Road near Bunker Hill Road in Waldorf when he observed two suspects exit a black passenger vehicle. The suspects tackled the victim, assaulted him, and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspects fled. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Officer Blake is investigating.
BURGLARY: On August 6 between 8:45 a.m. - 7:15 p.m., unknown suspects broke into the victim's house in the 15000 block of Regina Avenue in Brandywine and stole CD's, a pellet gun, Pop Tarts, a camcorder and alcohol. The property was found in a crate at the end of the driveway. Officer D. Savoy is investigating.
BANK ROBBERY: On August 6 at 10:30 a.m., officers responded to the BB&T Bank at 10579 Theodore Green Boulevard in White Plains for a robbery. Investigation revealed the suspect approached a teller, implied he had a weapon and demanded money. The teller complied and the suspect fled. The suspect is a white male, late 40's early 50's, mustache, eye glasses, 5'09-6"02, thin build, wearing a maroon jacket, blue jeans, and a blue hat. The Major Crimes Unit is investigating.
Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in Charles County that leads to an arrest or indictment. Anyone with information about a crime may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. All callers remain anonymous.